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Last season I ramped up my brugmansia hybridizing efforts using brugmansias with mutant and deeply serrated foliage.  The results of those...

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Sommer Gardens / Tuesday, August 11, 2009 / Categories: Brugmansia

Pink plus yellow equals orange

When you cross Angel Trumpets you never know what to expect.  Here's a cross of brugmansia Little Miss Lili x Jamie's Monkey Business.  LML is one of the darkest pinks I have.  Under the right conditions it almost appears red.  Jamie's Monkey Business is a bright yellow with plenty of orange genes in its family tree.

This one certainly has Little Miss Lili's form.  I'm not sure what I will do with it, but any colorful, well shaped seedling that blooms during a hot Florida summer is worthy of watching.

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